g the road towards Centreville, and in the woods on both sides.
I beg to mention the coolness and courage of my aids: Captain Painslee, assistant quartermaster; First Lieutenant S. B. Smith, Tenth Regiment Pennsylvania reserve corps; First Lieutenant S. S. Seward, New York Artillery, and Second Lieutenant A. B. Sharpe.
They not only carried orders promptly, but in instances requiring it, exacted obedience.
They deserve a more exalted rank than they now hold.
The medical officers, especiallyment, (same corps;) Captain H. Easton, battery A, First Pennsylvania artillery; Lieutenant E. D. Reid, Twelfth regiment Pennsylvania reserve corps; Captain W. M. Painter, assistant quartermaster, U. S. volunteers, acting aide-de-camp; First Lieutenant S. S. Seward, (Nineteenth regiment New York State volunteers,) aid-de-camp; Second Lieutenant A. B. Sharpe, (Seventh regiment Pennsylvania volunteer reserve corps,) aide-de-camp; and First Lieutenant S. B. Smith, (Tenth regiment Pennsylvania volun